Presentation on theme: " What is a disability? What is your disability? What does IEP stand for? What does an IEP do for you? What are accommodations and modifications."— Presentation transcript:
What is a disability? What is your disability? What does IEP stand for? What does an IEP do for you? What are accommodations and modifications and how are they different? Do you know what your accommodations/modifications are? What is a goal? What are your goals? What is a self-advocate? www.imdetermined.org/films
Who better to know what goes on at his/her IEP than the student The student begins to understand why an IEP is in place for him or her Helps the student self-reflect by assisting in not only learning about themselves, but conveying their disability and how it affects them to others Allows them the opportunity to share information to their teachers who they may not be able to converse with independently
Assists with becoming a self-advocate before he or she steps into the real world Builds self-esteem Provides feedback from his/her teachers Builds social/conversational skills
Discuss upcoming meetings with the student at least a month in advance even if they are not scheduled Provide student a general template and allow him/her to work on it as he/she has down time; tell him/her to make it their own Check in with him/her periodically to see where he/she is at, and if the meeting is getting close, set deadlines
You must explain the importance of his/her involvement at his/her IEP as most will not understand Hold high expectations for the student Hold the student accountable to attend all his/her IEP meetings
Possibilities: › Add your name, year in school, etc. › Put a picture of yourself on this slide › Make a collage of who you are
Include your specific disability or disabilities Explain what your disability is in your own words Example: I have a Specific Learning Disability in the area of Oral Reading Fluency. I struggle with reading material. I stumble over words, add in words, substitute similar words (where/were), and leave endings off words. It is hard to understand me when I read.
Include: › academic strengths › athletic strengths › strengths outside of school (working on engines, leader in Boy Scouts) › extracurricular activities you are skilled at (art, acting, public speaking, cheerleading)
Include current weaknesses Include your current concerns as well as concerns for your future Include areas you feel you are limited with your current skills
List what type of learner you are › examples include: visual, verbal, kinesthetic/tactile Explain how you learn best › examples include: having material read aloud getting notes from the teacher using a calculator Describe what benefits your learning › examples include: sitting next to the teacher, extra time
Provide specific accommodations and modifications › Examples of accommodations: tests read aloud alternative setting for quizzes/tests/work time extra time › Examples of modifications: matching in no more than groups of 5 reducing the number of math problems on an assignment utilizing a word bank for fill in the blank questions
Address specific goals based on your disability › Work with your teacher to write an attainable goal › Example: I will read 150 words per minute with 3 errors or less. Address other educational goals while still in high school › Examples: Maintain a B average in all my math classes Keep all my binders organized for each class
Address specific education goals › Examples: Graduate from high school in May 2015 and enter the work force Attend University of Nebraska-Lincoln earning a degree in Plant/Animal Science Attend Central Community College-Platte College earning an Associate’s Degree in Business and then transfer to University of Nebraska-Kearney Earn my Certificate of Completion and walk with my peers at my high school graduation ceremony and then continue my education into the 18-21 program where I will receive my official diploma upon meeting my IEP goals
Address specific training goals › Examples: Take part in the Behlen Manufacturing Program via Central Community College earning a welding certificate. Fill out an application for Project Search and then upon completion of the one year program, seek out part or full-time employment.
Address specific daily living skills › Examples: My current daily living skills are age- appropriate and I do not feel I need to work on them at this time. I need to work on my personal hygiene. I don’t care to take regular baths or use deodorant. I do not have a driver’s license at this time, so I need to study for the exam.
List current activities which are assisting you in reaching your future goals › Examples: I am currently participating in vocational training in the preschool classroom where I read to students and assist them with their centers I am currently in the Basic/Advanced Welding class I am currently a member of the fire department I am currently working at a daycare center 4 days a week working with 6-month to 1-year-olds I am currently meeting with Vocational Rehabilitation staff numerous times throughout the year where I have been given opportunities to take the ASSET/COMPASS test, have been given Interest Inventories, have been given job shadowing experiences at the flower shop, and have worked with them to complete my financial aid.
List any activities, groups, teams, etc. you are a part of in your community that show you are a well-rounded student › Help deliver Meals on Wheels › Assist the library in the summer during story hour › Member of Butler Believes in Youth and Community › Member of the local fire department
List any activities, groups, teams, etc. you are currently a part of in your school › One Act Team › Football Team › Cheer Squad › STAY-U › FFA
This page just provides others in a student’s IEP the choice to ask the student any questions for clarification Opens up discussion between all team members, which helps the student feel comfortable with those working with him/her
provide student with template so he/she has specific areas to focus on allow each student to make it his/her own encourage personalization and creativity allow pictures, colors (those able to be read on a screen), different fonts (advise staying away from cursive)